Friday, October 12, 2018

Quote of the Week

So they went upstairs, and Barmy shut the door.
'Now, then,' he said. 'What's all this drivel?'
'I've told you.'
'Tell me again.'
'I will.'
'Right ho. One moment.'
Barmy went to the door and opened it sharply. There came the unmistakable sound of a barmaid falling downstairs. He closed the door again.
 - P.G. Wodehouse, "Tried in the Furnace," pp. 51-52 of Young Men in Spats

And the sequel, a page later:
The two rivals glared at the intruder. She was a well-nourished girl with a kind face. She was rubbing her left leg, which appeared to be paining her. The staircases are steep at the Goose and Grasshopper.

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